This major offers the equivalent of the first two years in a four-year bachelor of arts or bachelor of science major. The curriculum is flexible; students select courses based on the requirements of the four-year college to which they plan to transfer. (We recommend that students identify the college to which they plan to transfer as soon as possible.) A faculty adviser works with each student to design a course sequence that best meets the student's future plans.
General Studies (GS)
(Effective Fall 2019)
- School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications
- Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)
- More Information about General Studies
Recommended High School Subjects
Students should complete a college-preparatory academic program including English literature and composition, mathematics (including at least algebra), social studies, science, and relevant electives.
All entering students will complete placement exams to assess mathematics, reading and English competencies. Students are expected to complete any developmental course work as explained in the College Catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting ).
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsUpon completion of the General Studies program, the student should have an academic background sufficient to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program and should be able to:
- apply critical-thinking skills to reason logically and to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information in a variety of academic, personal, and professional situations.
- explain the inter-relationships among various academic disciplines.
- demonstrate appreciation for the social, cultural, and natural environments and for diverse cultural beliefs and behaviors.
- use research skills in both preparation and presentation of written and oral projects.
- write with the proficiency sufficient to pursue upper-level course work or meet entry-level professional requirements.
- employ effective oral and written communication skills in a variety of academic, personal, and professional situations.
- identify a focus for upper-level course work.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|MMM||Math Elective (MTH151 or Higher)||3|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3|
|MNS||Math Elective (MTH153 or Higher)||3|
|SPC101||Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|SPC102||Fundamentals of Small Group Communication||3|
|SSP||Core Social Science Perspective||3|
|SCL||Science Elective with lab||4|
|HIP||Core Historical Perspective||3|
|ARP||Core Arts Perspective||3|
|CDP||Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective||3|
Most bachelor-degree programs require at least one history course. A World History I and/or II (HIS 116, HIS 126) will satisfy that requirement as well as the diversity requirement.
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